Description: In time for X-mas revelry, we’re welcoming back cartoon collector and archivist extraordinaire Tom Stathes, who will treat us to a night of vintage (mostly pre-war) holiday ‘toons, all projected on glorious 16mm. Selections include:
- “To Santa Land on a Rollerskate”
- “Christmas Daze” (a.k.a. Shanty Where Santa Lives)
- “Jingle Bells” (1927 singalong)
- “Christmas Comes But Once a Year” (1936 Max Fleischer classic)
… and so many more. Mulled cider and possibly Santa’s Breath (hot cocoa w/ peppermint schnapps) will be served. All are welcome. Please join us.
Details: Wednesday December 22, 8pm, LaunchPad. 721 Franklin Ave btw. Park & Sterling. 2/3/4/5 to Franklin Ave. Free, but we’ll pass a hat around to ensure future shows featuring 16mm projections are possible.
Description: We are psyched to host a showcase for a brand new full scale production company, Brooklyn Media House. The showcase/fundraiser will feature shorts, trailers and music videos from BKMH and collaborators, a wine reception and chance to meet the founders. Meghan Keane, subject of the forthcoming doc “Project Nihon” will display art featured in the film. And, for those who want to stick around, a screening of William Friedkin’s classic The French Connection (1971, 104min) – quintessential Brooklyn filmmaking. Short work includes:
Description: We lost one of Canada’s greatest gifts to the world this week, whose signature deadpan delivery will be imitated for years to come. TONIGHT we pay tribute with an Emergency Leslie Nielsen Appreciation Night, with Leslie at his brilliant deadpanning best as Lt. Frank Drebin, followed by his signature pre-goofball role in a sci-fi classic
8pm: The Naked Gun: From the Files of the Police Squad! (1988, 85min), and possibly episodes of “Police Squad” – trailer
10pm: Forbidden Planet (1956, 98min)
Legion Bar, 790 Metropolitan Ave @ Humboldt St. East Williamsburg. L to Graham Ave. Across the street from White Castle.